Join us for a deep dive look into the City of Buffalo’s “5 in 5” Demolition Plan, which sought to stabilize challenged neighborhoods by investing in large scale scattered site residential demolition. SUNY Buffalo State Associate Professor Jason Knight has done extensive research into the results of this program, including the relationship between demolitions and overall neighborhood vacancy rates, which he will break down and share as we examine the efficacy of demolition as a city investment strategy. He will be joined by long time East Side residents and neighborhood leaders Brandi Barrett and Mark Paradowski, who will discuss the impacts of residential scattered site demolition in more personal terms as it relates to the places they each call home.
The session will be moderated by PBN’s Executive Director Jessie Fisher.
This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.